Dysfunction within the LA County Board of Supervisors

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LA County got more confusing than ever yesterday, when three out of five supervisors voted to re-take control of two troubled departments that deal with children. That was a public humiliation for Executive Officer William Fujioka. His job was created by the supervisors themselves just four years ago to make county government more coherent.  What are county residents supposed to think now? We talk with Zev Yaroslavsky and Mark Ridley-Thomas, board members on different sides of the issue. Also, a surprise runoff in the race for California's 36th Congressional District. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Osama bin Laden is dead, but the way he was killed has led to a UN investigation, and the way he was found has renewed debate over torture. 

Banner image: LA County CEO William Fujioka with Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky (L) and Mark Ridley-Thomas (R)

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Darrell Satzman